Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Suzanne and Duncan Mellichamp Chair and Distinguished Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at University of California Santa Barbara. Research interests include connectivity, Covid-19 and multicentric globalization. A project underway is comparative study of capitalisms and varieties of market economies with a focus on inequality. He is the author or editor of 30 books. Early work concerns anthropology, cultural studies, Eurocentrism, ethnicity and multiculturalism, race, imperialism, religion, social movements and social theory. A further cycle concerns development studies, emerging economies, sociology of United States, East Asia, comparative study of Southeast and Northeast Asia, China, the Emirates, Brazil, humanitarian intervention) and futures studies. Books have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

He was previously at Maastricht University; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Institute of Social Studies, The Hague; University of Cape Coast, Ghana and University of Amsterdam. He held visiting professorships at National University of Malaysia (endowed research chair), Freiburg University; Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta; JNU, New Delhi; National College of Arts, Lahore; Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; Shanghai University; fellowships at EHESS, Paris, Stockholm University, Indiana University, India Social Science Research Council. He did lecture tours in India, Pakistan, Westbank and Gaza, Thailand, and Brazil, and gave lectures in several countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chechia, China, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine). He is organizer of lecture series and conferences (including global studies conferences in Chicago, Dubai, Busan, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, New Delhi, Shanghai), edits book series with Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan and advises universities on international programming.